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10 Fast Facts to Help Parents Fill Out the FAFSA

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Sarah Cornelius

Filling out the FAFSA is the first step for most families to getting the dollars needed to make college affordable. Here's 10 fast facts to help you understand the process.

Kindergarten Readiness: How Parents Can Prepare Children for the Academic Basics with Novabods

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Lindsay Coles

For many parents of four- and five-year-olds, there comes a point in the year when preparing for kindergarten becomes top of mind.

7 Tips for Parents to Help Your Child Develop Effective Study Skills

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Elaine Ho

Success in the classroom doesn’t come from any single thing—it’s about the right mix of attitude, habits, and effort. So, as a parent, how can you help you child develop the study skills they need to achieve academic success? Here’s eight tips to get started!

5 Important Questions for Parents to Ask Their Child’s Teachers

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Sarah Cornelius

Here are five important questions to ask your child’s teacher to gain a better understanding of their approach to learning, ensure that you stay in the loop with your child’s progress, and provide the best support possible all year long.

Preparing Your Child for College: 5 Critical Soft Skills for College Readiness

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Sarah Cornelius

"Soft skills" go beyond standard classroom studies; they are college- and career-readiness skills that are interpersonal in nature, which include personal qualities, characteristics, and attitudes. Here are five soft skills that are key to a great college experience.

Announcing Edmentum’s Back-to-School Giveaway for Parents!

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Elaine Ho

New classrooms, new activities, new friends, new learning—the start of a new school year is always an exciting time for parents and kids alike.

[Parent Tips] 5 Common Questions About Social and Emotional Learning

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Elaine Ho

Success is about a lot more than “book smarts”, and teaching these social and emotional skills is a becoming an increasing focus in classrooms and formal curriculum. Here's five common questions answered to help parents better understand social and emotional learning.

9 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Communication

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McKenna Wierman

You know communication between teachers and parents is vital, but how do you actually make time for regular interactions to build those critical relationships? Here are nine tips to help you establish successful lines of communication.

In Defense of Playtime: 5 Ways Play Helps Your Child Learn

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Sarah Cornelius

With tests, standards, and curriculum, learning at school is often a very structured process. But, independent, unstructured playtime can be just as valuable as a learning experience for kids. Here's five ways play supports learning.

4 Tips for Parents to Manage Your Child’s Screen Time

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Elaine Ho

As technology becomes more all-encompassing, screen time becomes less about pure entertainment and more of a necessity. Here are four tips for parents to help your child build healthy media consumption habits.

[Parent Tips] How Different Stages of Child Development Affect Learning

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Elaine Ho

Just what is reasonable to expect of your child at different ages, and what is likely to be beyond their capabilities? Here is a breakdown of what the CDC notes about the different child development stages and kids’ learning ability.

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